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creating a clean energy agenda at the state level is washington state governor-elect, jay inslee. he ran on a platform of bringing clean energy and biotech jobs this to his state. he's joining us via skype from % olympia, washington. governor-elect inslee, congratulations on your win and thank you so much for being here inside "the war room." >> thanks for the congratulations but congratulations to you because you were -- i was only the second most forceful advocate for clean energy in washington. you were the first when you came to help me get elected governor. thank you very much. >> jennifer: as you know i did it because i so believe in your leadership. and now you goat bring it to the state level. so i want to ask you that. how much do you think can be done at the state level to combat climate change and create clean energy jobs? >> well, i'm just a huge optimistic -- about the ability of my state really leading the world in technological development and clean energy and i think it's just right in my state's wheel house.
. as well as his super human warrior image. director of a media charm campaign in washington is what the reporter called it. and she said it is intoxicating for journalists, it's a thrill traveling with a four-star general, and she said at one point it did sort of pop through my head, boy, don't you have a war to run here? >> he thought very highly of himself. >> stephanie: apparently. she said i can see how intoxicating it would be. he was a total flirt with both men and women, people respond to it. >> but would the male reporters call it flirty? >> stephanie: no. >> friendly maybe. >> friendly, yeah. >> stephanie: jacki it also is noted that classified information is used as a pickup line in washington. >> really? >> no, the pickup line is i work for so and so. that is the classic pickup line in washington. >> and if you have seen veep you have seen all of that. >> it's not about your own marriage. it's all about who you work for. which obviously has been incredibly successful because i'm still single. >> stephanie: we love you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and then
. we will let you know what's going on today here in washington, around the country and around the globe and we will give you a chance to sound off, our little two-way town hall here every morning and i have got to tell you it was fun yesterday, vice president joe biden did his bid to boost the economy. he went shopping. he went to costco here in washington, d.c. and showed us with his own costco card and showed up witha firewood and a t.v. and apple pie. god bless america. lots to talk about this morning. let's find out first what's going on. here is the latest from lease a ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. well, president obama is taking his fight over the fiscal cliff today heading to hatfield, pennsylvania. he is going to tour the rhodon group manufacturing facility. >> that's a place the white house says is one of the many businesses that depends upon middle class shoppers this holiday season. rhodon manufactures connect brand. that time group sells toys like angry birds building s
washington. the intelligence community and the upper echelons of our military. as you know, former four star general and c.i.a. chief david petraeus, here he is, quit last week after admitting that he had an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. now, paula broadwell allegedly sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley who is a "tampa socialite" who did charitable work for the military. broadwell apparently thought that kelley was also having an affair with petraeus. and upon receiving broadwell's e-mails, kelley contacted the fbi which began investigating. now, jill kelley also has hired crisis communications expert judy smith. she has worked with monica lewinsky with kobe bryant and with former senator larry craig. and that all has a lot of folks scratching their heads. why would a woman who was the target of a nasty e-mail or two need a reputation fixer? well it turns out that while investigating petraeus, the fbi uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 potentially inappropriate pages of documents mostly e-mails that kelley ex
for the "national journal." she's coming to us from washington. and also in washington, david sheppardson, the d.c. bureau chief of the detroit news. welcome to you both inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: amy let me start with you. the actual number of electric plug-in cars sold here as a percentage of the overall sales is very small. but talk about whether it is considered at least rapidly growing. >> i think it is all relative and it is growing. and it is growing substantially from where it was in say 2011 to where it is poised to be in 2012 after the next month when we see the final sales in december. it went from 2.23% in 2011, total car sales to right now it is at 3.3%. so it is going up. still a very small piece of the pie. i think that's what you need to remember that you need to keep this in perspective. one interesting dynamic is that a lot of the competition among the electric cars and the hybrids are actually each other. as opposed to traditional gasoline cars. >
lake research partners. she joins us from washington d.c. linda, it is like christmas eve for political junkies. >> it's great to be here. you're right, it is christmas eve for those pollsters. >> it is so fun. how do you feel about tomorrow? >> i feel cautiously optimistic, but i think you had the most important story. we cannot let this election be stolen by people throwing voters away and throwing voters out. it's an outrage what's going on in states like florida and ohio. >> it is, and it's a marginal amount. if ohio is insisting on 300,000 people using provisional ballots and setting you will hurdles all of that makes a difference. what early results might predict who wins, what are you going to be watching? >> so the first state i'm going to be watching is virginia, which closes at 7:00 eastern tile. obviously if we win that state that's a good start. north carolina at 7:30, ohio at 7:30. one important thing to watch in ohio is how many of these votes are disputed, but also what's the level of turnout. the republicans say one of the best turn out the votes is in ohio. really watch
in washington over a move that the president hasn't even made yet. as you may have heard he's reportedly considering nominating susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state and already the republicans are on the offensive. they need to come out strong, because they're in the senate minority next term 55-45. the dems need 60 vote to overcome republican fill buster, so they need five republicans to join them if they want to confirm rice. republicans stall worth john mccain and lindsey mccain have come out strongly against her citing the benghazi attacks and her remarks. today, moderate republican susan collins indicated that she might feel similarly. collins and republican senator bob corker had a 75 minute meeting with rice and afterward they still don't sound convinced. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. >> there's a handful of people that the president surrounds himself with that all of us hold to a very different level, and the secretary of state no doubt is one of those. we want someone of independence. >> well, president obama and secretary clinton
does he even have to bargain? is there any -- you know feeling in washington right now that d listen, hey, the president won. he won a plurality of [ technical difficulties ] >> three dozen say republicans, and that would be a deal weighted -- >> the grand bargain was on the table. the president was apparently willing to do it earlier this year. [ technical difficulties ] >> and now it's -- now he has -- [ technical difficulties ] >> enough tax revenue, then i think he's willing, willing to deal. i suspect he is going to do something that his base isn't going to ben tirely happy with. but that's [ technical difficulties ] >> over the qualifying aids for social security or qualifications for medicaid or anything like that. i think it is probably going to be in the waste department abuse category. and not any kind of sweeping reform. [ technical difficulties ] >> let's be clear. the rule change being proposed not s not an affront to me or the republican party. it's an affront to the american [ technical difficulties ] >> so he doesn't have to be on board. but look,
set a salary is how am i going to help these young people who come to washington. kids are burdened with debt. we have to help them out of that. they have to pay it back. it is not free. we took the wall street bankers out of the equation but that's about it. i think it is really sad. >> eliot: congressman you're so right in the way you articulate and through our conversations, all over the past couple of months you have been consistent and articulate on this. mitt romney's statement is offensive. to guess to the very core of why he does not understand the folks who don't want to vote for him. because he thinks people are bought. he think everything is a transaction. that it is mersary. -- mercenary. these folks signing up for the deferral, they want to work. they don't want anything for free. >> think about this. this is a man who admitted after he fixed his tax return so he could pay a little bit more in the one year he revealed to us, he was paying 13% 14% taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars
feeling in washington right now that hey the president won he won a plurality of the electoral votes, by 4% in the popular vote, maybe don't touch medicaid these sacred cows as they're called. >> he campaigned oh on a balanced approach, and a balanced approach includes entitlement reduction. i think you've got some progressives who understand that if the medicare, medicaid isn't reigned in somehow that it will eat you the rest of the budget and there won't be any money left for the things that progressives want. i think he's got some bargaining power on the left, as well as on the right and to get 218 votes in the house he needs to get 30-35 republican votes and then the democrats can pay us the rest of it, if it's a deal that much to the democratic's liking that he only needs to shave off you know, three dozen republicans. that would be a deal weighted toward the democrats. will the republicans then totally resist? you know, nobody's ever gone broke underestimating republican obstructionism. >> that's for sure. is a listen to you though, as i listen to you the grand bargain was on the tab
by washington standards. any surprise that the president's proposal was outright rejected by speaker boehner? it was an "in your face" proposal to him. >> it was. i'm not surprised. i don't think any of us are surprised it was rejected. i think we're a little surprised, maybe a lot surprised it was put forward in the first place. this is really different. barack obama, this is a really different negotiating posture and position that he is starting from. if we look back to that horrible debt ceiling fiasco from last summer in 2011, i think we all remember how bleak that was that obama started his negotiating position really from a place that met the republicans more than halfway so he was going to be bound to end up meeting them in the final analysis. which is what happened. it was demoralizing. now, after re-election, he has been obviously very embowdenned. he's put forth something -- it is clear they won't accept it. they won't wake up tomorrow morning and think they want more stimulus spending. this is a strong move.
. the president knows he and i can work together. >> bill: i'm the most reasonable man in washington except eric cantor has a gun to my head. >> yeah. >> bill: and to show how totally in denial he is. >> i think this has been the host misreported story of my two years. we don't have a tea party caucus to speak of in the house. >> bill: maybe he should tell michele bachmann that who started the tea party caucus in the house. and tell the 63 tea party republicans that there is no tea party in the house. >> what is he doing? >> bill: i don't know. and again, all they do is lie. michele bachmann started the tea party caucus. maybe they don't always get their way, he can say, but they do. it is the tail wagging the dog we have seen that for the last two years under john boehner. he is not a bad guy, but he is not a leader, and he is not in charge. we'll get into that president obama coming up. and karl rove the total fool of this election season. but first. >> on this friday overhead lines making news. a 21-year-old man arrested after trying to rob nancy pelosi's house in california. h
miller, the long awaited washington, d.c. stephanie miller sexy liberal show at the warner theater january 19th. >> thank you rocky mountain mike. >> wow! >> the who will not be there. >> no, but all four sexy liberals. >> it's another sexy liberal palooza. we had to go out with a bang, so we have to come in with a bang. ann said a cousin of mine works at the tech crew and said you're going to be making another sexy liberal trip. how did you get the warner on inauguration? springsteen could not get it when he wanted to have a concert. you guys are superstars. ann thank you. >> it's so huge i want to see it's birth certificate. >> stephanie: what? >> i don't know. >> stephanie: see, by the way people did make t-shirts at aisha's thing when she said the president smells like cookies and freedom. a lot of cookies and freedom es. >> i think it's going to be hard to wear a t-shirt in washington, d.c. >> stephanie: jim would enjoy it with aisha. it's cold, party hats. this is very exciting for sexy liberal. this is the deal. mama is a broken down old warhorse. i can't keep doing it at th
shock waves through washington but suddenly resigning over an extramarital affair. plus united states now has only one female democratic governor the quantity is embarrassing, the quality on the other hand is not. new hampshire's mag give hanson is going to end ter "the war room." and the destruction provided by hurricane sandy provided a climate change overhaul. so now what do we do? we'll pose that great to the great bill mckib bonn. it's friday night. we are just getting started. (bleep)ing hat. >> i knew he needed to get out of the house i knew this would give him so much life. >> (grunting) >> i love getting a rise out of him. >> nice, good job. >> (grunts) >> goodnight, muffy. >> goodnight. >> love you. >> "more than me" the world television premier. only on current tv. >> jennifer: what a difference a day makes, yesterday we discussed administration turnover, but tonight president obama has a new unexpected high-level post to fill in his second term. the cia director resigned sending colleagues a message saying, quote . . . fred caplin is reporting that the affa
. they shot that down, which is a big victory. also washington state very close there, as well, but it looks like another win for marriage equality in washington state. >> bill: and with pot legalization of marijuana yes yes in colorado and washington state, it carried in both states. in california, governor jerry brown's very, very important measure to raise new revenue passed proposition 30, big victory for jerry brown and the people of california. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] hey hey. hello everybody. monday, june 12th. great to see you today. thankful for being part of the program here, the full court >> bill: we did it big victory for the american people, president obama and a big vict
approved a few weeks good by voters in colorado and in washington. but the real question is how is that going to square with what the federal laws are which of course outlaw marijuana and you know, cbs news has obtained a key memo from federal prosecutors that suggest their position on this conundrum. >> federal law prohibits marijuana possession. the department of justice pointed to a memo from the deputy attorney general. persons who are in the business of cultivating selling or distributing marijuana are in violation of the controlled substances act regardless of state law. that left colorado's governor caught between federal law and his state. >> would you be advocating for this law with the federal government? >> i think as most people know, i didn't support the initiative. but you can't argue with the will of the voters. right. we are here in a democracy. and the sentiment was pretty clear. >> last week, jair et polis who is a democrat, a congressman from colorado, sent a letter to the department of jus
lobbying organizations in washington d.c. according to grover norquist 219 house members and 39 senators have signed americans for tax reform's no new taxes pledge. grover norquist's pledge. but now with the fiscal cliff looming, lawmakers who were once staunchly against raising revenues seem to be changing their tone a little bit. and grover norquist's influence may be fading fast. >> fewer and fewer people are signing this pledge. >> the pledge is dead. >> i'm not saying it's dead but i am saying the majority of members of congress see the fiscal cliff we want to sit down and we want to get something worked out. >> if you appropriate some of the money you achieved by eliminating deductions and loopholes to the national debt, even though that may technically violate the pledge, sign me up. that's a reasonable accommodation for a republican to make. >> jennifer: for the record, that was senators john mccain and lindsey graham so the question is this grover norquist's last stand? here with an answer is donnie fo
is still awaiting for his date on the basketball court with president obama. washington redskins sensation quarterback robert griffin iii tells yahoo news he challenged the president to a game of pickup last year but the president said he would only play if rgiii would be on his team. he hopes to meet him on the court soon. >> bill: i'll bet you they'll be playing soon. >> he should have him over. rgiii is the hottest thing in sports right now. >> plenty of complaints about airline food. one airline trying something new. taking something it knows a lot of people love and putting it in the air. kentucky fried chicken. hop on any japan flight and you'll be able to enjoy kfc in flight. they're trying it first as a promotion for the holidays. if it stays popular they'll keep it up. >> bill: that's just what i missed when i was flying to istanbul, a bucket of kfc. >> the first person i sit down next to on an airplane that's gnawing on a chicken bone, i'm going to shove that bone down their throat! >> bill: how
white house fellows are here this year in washington d.c. all of that coming up and the latest on the petraeus scandal and another general caught with his pants down maybe. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> good morning. other headlines making news on this tuesday. lance armstrong has officially cut ties with the foundation that he started. the disgraced cyclist resigned from the board at the cancer-fighting charity livestrong last week and he stepped down as chairman a month ago. a spokesperson told cbs that armstrong remains as the main inspiration for the 15-year-old organization, also as its biggest donor. he's given $7 million to it over the years. no comment from anyone about the latest allegations. >> bill: it was his organization. just close the doors. turn off the lights. >> there is a gender gap on our nation's roads. there are now more women with driver's licenses in the u.s. than men. according to a new university of michigan study experts say this could have huge economic imp
washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters november 2nd. >> eliot: new york city is trying to get back to normal as quickly as possible, after hurricane sandy. but it's not normal yet. which brings us to our number of the day. 26.2. that's the length of the marathon that will not be run by nearly 50,000 people sunday. after some argument, the annual new york city ma
other states is being driven not by the white house or the justice department in washington. it's driven by the local u.s. attorneys. it's the local u.s. attorney here in melissa haig and others around the state who are hyper aggressive and they're not collaborating with city and county government who is are regulating medical encourage in marijuana in a responsible way. what obama is doing is he's showing a failure of leadership. 's not leading the aggressive attacks, but he's not pulling back on ways he could be doing on what they are doing. >> legalization versus decriminalization. i hear talks where it's one and the same. we don't say we're liberals but progressives. is there a major distinction? >> there is. basically legalization refers to more or less regulating marijuana like alcohol, which is what colorado and washington are proposing to do, and what this marijuana initiative did in california two years ago. that gets rid of the black market it brings in quality control and ultimately it's the right thing to do. decriminalization is a step in that direction. it's saying that it'
together. this notion that it all happens in washington, that there is compromise and stand on principle. the lesson for this president in the first four years ought to be he didn't spend enough time out with the people leading the country and explaining what his vision for the country was. i think that the government--if he can sell his vision to the people, the government will follow. >> eliot: richard, let me restate what you said which is exactly right. he wants to persuade us that we're not divided. he's wrong. we're divided about fundamental principles. that's okay. that's what democracy is all about. but if he wants to lead us, he has to persuade the group he disagrees with instead of pretending that we're not dividing and masking over, and that's not the way you lead. that's a fundamental issue. sam, what do you think--what do you hope he does, what do you fear he will do. >> i hope that he learns the lesson that there is no compromising with the republicans. you have to essentially, what richard said, you have to go out and get that popular support for your program and essential
is the political scholar at the american entterprize institute coming to us from washington d.c. norm pleased to welcome you back in the war room. >> it's a pleasure. >> maybe you will got i a saving from the fiscal cliff too. who knows. >> i didn't get free contraceptives, it's just terrible. >> you didn't get any free stuff from the government? you were ripped off. >> i'm iting you. i -- i'm telling you i feel bereft. >> let's try to make you feel bet are by entering into the wonk zone where you feel comfortable. let's start with this whole meeting. what do you you think of mcconnell and boehner putting it on the table. >> mitch mccoppell had negative comments after at election. let's not take this to the bank. we have difficult negotiations ahead. what it seems to me has been made clear they will set is a revenue target and find a way to meet it and is it will have to increase some rates. by reducing the number of deductions. there will be significant changes in entitlements and democrats may have is a hard
in washington. you know this, too the money has always been on the side of immigration reform. because corporations want these guest workers. they want to exploit the visiting workers and whatnot and if it means that they have to give up some path to citizenship they'll do it. but the problem is they've created analect an electoral base that is motivated by their issues with brown people, gay people, by their issues of cultural i i implications of women having control over their bodies? >> eliot: i agree. the issue for the republican party is that those issues that motivated them, as you said, were the social issues which lost the election for them. they are no longer the demographics of the electorate, and no longer permit them to get to 50%. either popular vote for electoral college. they peel them off one by one. as they lose them they have no argument to make other than what john boehner sees left to make on taxes. that's what he wants to do. i'm not persuaded that that isn't a losing strategy or epidemic their only possible strategy. >> when the republican party comes around in fo
to healthcare, we have to change, bend to the curve to use the language of washington, d.c. or else we will have a crisis. on the other hand, there are other areas of government spending where we must invest and as you point out in 19th century infrastructure does not make us competitive and what's been lost in some of the conversation here is the necessity of making those investments. are you going to try to lead the charge to bring us back to a more sensible middle ground on this? >> i am. i think some republicans might agree on that. what we've been here for two years is ideological lockdown. we haven't been in problem solving. bottom line, republicans are now starting to acknowledge we need revenues. whether the speaker will be successful in getting them to say yes when he gets specific remains to be seen. by the way i think is much more important for us to get a good, substantial deal that's sustainable and makes a dent in the deficit without hurting the economy and if we do that on january 15th and it is a good
story on the front page of "the washington post" today, right here on the top right-hand side, obama launches p.r. effort on cliff the fiscal cliff, of course. putting pressure on congress, president will talk to small business owners. so here's what's going on. right. with this fiscal cliff looming the president has laid out -- very, very clear what he's talking about, what he wants to see. it is a $4 billion package of cuts to the deficit a combination of spending cuts and new revenue and about $2 trillion of that coming from getting rid of the bush tax cuts. at the same time while getting rid of the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans letting the tax cuts for 98% of americans continue because the middle class do need the help and the wealthiest people do not. so to get there of course, and by the way let's back up, right. the president put forth his plan on november 6th and mitt romney put forth his plan and the american people said no, we don't like that romney way of going which is to continue t
story of the day here in washington and that is congress coming back to town tomorrow with the challenge preventing this country from going off the fiscal cliff to help us through that weighty subject stan collender is the national director of financial communications at corvis communications in here this morning. that's a pretty fancy title. >> it is difficult to get on a business card, for sure. >> bill: unless your business card is this big. >> or you click on it and it gets you to the right web site. >> bill: good to see you stan. >> thank you. >> bill: our team, peter ogborn has a couple of days off. we'll limp by without him. dan henning picking up most of the burden with the help of phil backert on phones and cyprian bowlding our videographer as always keeping us on camera. >> we don't have someone doing craft services or hair or anything like that? >> bill: no. we do our own makeup. [ laughter ] all right now, there's a rule here today. every guest has to answer the first question. should
here with the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington, d.c. president obama at the white house yesterday holding his first meeting with labor leaders and leaders of progressive organizations. i saw many of our friends there at the white house yesterday. to start talking about what we're going to demand, what we can expect to get and where we go with the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. it is a busy, busy wednesday. we'll get right into it. and look forward to hearing from you at 1-866-55-press. you know that's our toll free number. 1-866-55-press. look forward to your comments on twitter at bpshow, facebook, join us facebook.com/billpress show. and in the chat room, you've got a chance to join your fellow "full court pressers" across the land and talk about the issues and we'll check in on the chat room every once in awhile. you talk about the issues as we're debating them on the air. it is a glorious wednesday morning here, november 14. president obama has a big news conference scheduled. his first one in a long
hume. he said: >> cenk: you know why? because sandy was hitting washington, d.c. at that moment. it's not like the government wasn't responding. president obama was all over the place. they were totally at work, they just sent home people like they did in new york and other places because they were in the middle of the storm. oh where's the government now? what a bunch of losers on fox news! all right now i had given the president some advice on how to attack mitt romney. if you remember, this was part of the ad we said he should run. >> it's not that mitt romney doesn't care about running, it's just that he isn't on your team. >> corporations aren't people, my friends. >> under bush, stock prices went up while job in connection and wages for us went down. mitt romney, what's the difference between you and george w. bush. >> if you raise taxes on the so-called rich, you're really raising taxes on the job creators. >> stop this war on job creators. >> they're the same republicans with the same plan. they win the rest of us lose. can we afford to make this mistake again. >> cenk: as w
. in washington, it is projected to pass. maryland is pro gay marriage, and the people of maine saying yes, we want to legalize gay marriage. i want to bring in evan glass, the chair for equal night maryland. i want to talk about those victories from last night. what is the difference between now and in 2004 as an example when they used gay marriage to actually beat john kerry putting ballot initiatives on there at the same time as the kerry-bush campaign? >> hi, cenk. i think since 2004 we've had a lot of conversations. people in the lgbt community has talked to their neighbors their coworkers, their family members and basically telling people who they are telling people their life story. it was much harder to ignore them and much harder to demonize them as well. so once members of the lgbt community start sharing who they are with members of the community, with their state with their country you change hearts and minds. when i talk to people about my relationship with my husband people look at me, they smile. they see we have a nice relationship, and they start opening up to the reality and
. why? can you take more from the middle class? of course, all washington agrees from that, don't take half from the defense contractors they must be defended. we're going to do a grand bargain instead. if we did nothing the bush tax cuts would expire. that's awesome. unemployment benefits would expire. that's bad. payroll tax cuts would expire. alternative minimum that would would be expiring. the alternative minimum tax needs to get fixed by both sides. i don't see what the big thing is. in fact, right now according to the deal, the grand bargain it would take $3 in spending cuts and only raise taxes by one dollar. they're looking at $4 trillion. let me do some quick math. at in the old thing they're trying to get rid of, they're trying to get rid of $2 trillion in spending cuts. in the other $3 trillion. they would take away like we were going to cult the defense contractors. they would get rid have that and take it all from the middle class and poor. i think this grand bargain is horrible! but no no, president obama says we must protect the defense contractors. in the middle of a d
the reason why he didn't. it's a real-- >> eliot: indeed. you hear a lot in washington, senators saying we should have been told more. what should congress have been told? it's sort of a murky area where it's not clear what if any crime was committed other than the potential breach by the fbi. what should congress be told in instances like this, do you think? >> i don't think it's clear that congress should have been told anything. look, they are senators and members of congress. they are important people. they're miffed. it's understandable that they're miffed but exactly why i can't say. i agree with what the lieutenant commander said 100%. the reporting of this issue over the next few days should really turn to the fbi agent because that's where the story is. >> i could not agree more and i'm trying not to be too judgmental for a host of reasons, but when i read the litany of sequence i'm intrigued about this rogue agent that's the only way to describe him her, i don't know the gender, but alerts two members of congress to the fact of an ongoing investigation. now the members of congres
his guard among a group of fundraisers haven't we seen this movie before? with much of washington still in the throws of general disarray, the president holds his first post election press conference. as to this mandate business. >> obama: i got one mandate. i got a mandate to help middle class families, and families that are working hard. that's my mandate. >> jennifer: and tax cuts to the rich? >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it. >> jennifer: susan rice has been under assault as of late. >> obama: when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> jennifer: alrighty then. things under control here. we'll just get on back to our regularly scheduled programming. previously on "capitalcapitol affair"." >> obama: general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he serveed this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and head of c.i.a. people are innocent until proven guilty. >> jennifer: that's president obama speaking
in the "washington post" by alexandra petrie. when we think of macy's, most of us think of the macy's thanksgiving parade when dozens of balloons dangle over the streets of new york city to the alarm of small child. i defy you to find any phrase that more perfectly describes toupee chump than a giant balloon inflated to gigantic proportions. sometimes he floats outside 45th floor windows. the only difference between him and one of macy's inflatables is that he is full of hot air. well-done. >> well said. well said. >> again, folks, if you want to take action, go to signon.org. i guarantee if this petition gets up to a million, i have a feeling -- i'm going to guarantee it, i'm going to guarantee the ceo of macy's will have a change of heart. this petition continues to grow, continues to gain traction, toupee chump for his own good and for the good of macy's will voluntarily withdraw. what cares about his signature line of clothes. >> he does. >> he does. look, if you want a good -- hart schaffner marx is not sponsor
he was going to change the tone in washington. and every president says that. but the president does vice president the power to change the tone in washington. it takes two to consummate this tango, and obama tried. obama tried in many ways and at many different times as you know, the stimulus was more than one-third tax cuts he adopted a republican ideas for his health care reform. he went to republicans many times and said what will it take to get you to compromise with me on this bill and other bills, and he got no votes at all. so the republican's position is disrupt, be destructive, watch things fall apart, and then point their finger at him. >> jennifer: i'm curious what you think -- i have this theory that -- again, i could be all wet, but in the theme of hurricane sandy that bloomberg and chris christie who both need now significant investments to shore up their infrastructure to make sure these rolling storms which this won't be the last one since climate change is happening, that they might help to lead a charge in congress to do something finally about
that all over washington, d.c. today. there are major issues the white house and congress have to confront immediately, like the looming fiscal cliff and avoiding that disaster is going to require both sides to compromise. president obama in his victory speech made it very clear where he stands. >> obama: you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> jennifer: and so despite everything i said in the first block, actually there was hope today. you had house speaker john boehner who actually opened a door that many people thought was shut. >> for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> jennifer: what? so does speaker boehner mean what he says? here to answer that question and more, is host of "viewpoint," and former new york governor eliot
waiting for washington, d.c. and lobbyists and policymakers moving in that direction so we can address that issue, that disconnect between the have's and have not's in quality food. >> it's on a number of different levels. the first is from the stand point we live in the united states. our politicians, enough people care about this, we bring that to the forefront. these are human issues. it doesn't matter if you're red state, blue state republican or democrat, if you have kids, you may feel this is the first generation where kids live a shorter life than their parents. i would jump in front of a train for my kids. you would, we would do it if it would help them. michelle obama has done a great job in bringing this to forefront. we need to change the agriculture bill and the food bill and change the incentives because those don't really take into account the real costs of eating unhealthy foods. the third thing is you know, one of the most ways of healing your own self is to do something for someone else. that's why i'm on the board of the san francisco food bank. they're doing an amazi
and vermont new hampshire and iowa. then just this week we added washington state and then just -- they would do nothing at all. eventually, have a bunch more states jumping on and then the supreme court can say we have a national consensus trend and the rest of you states, you gotta get on board too. >> eliot: do you think most people would appreciate -- it makes it easier for supreme court and at some point makes it imperative for the supreme court to embrace rights that have bubbled up more organically. that's what we saw on election day with state referenda expanding the marriage. >> the ninth amendment talks about rights of the people. the 14th amendment talks about privileges and immunitieses of citizens. from the citizenry from the people at a certain point. new rights. at a certain point the supreme court says yes this has now become part of the national fabric and you other states have to get on board. think about, for example women's rights. there was a time when it was okay for government to discriminate
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